Making Sugared Primroses
What You'll Need
Primroses are a spring plant with pretty five-petalled flower heads. You can also use other types of edible flower instead.
One Egg White
Separate the egg white from the yolk and put this in a little dish. If you don't want to use an egg, then you can use a plant-based substitute instead, like Aquafaber.
A little bowl of caster sugar for sprinking over the flowers.
A Small Paintbrush
To Paint the egg white onto the flowers.
A Pair of Scissors
To cut off the stalks of the flowers, once they are dry.
1. Find Some Primroses!
Primroses are easy to spot. They have thick green leaves and pretty, five petalled flowers with a yellow spot in the middle. The flowers are usually yellow, but can also be blue, purple and pink. You can find them in woodland, parks and grassy verges during the spring. You can also probably find them in your Granny's Garden, but make sure you ask her first before picking them! My dad says if you can't find primroses, you can also use other edible flowers, such as pansies or forsythia.
2. Gather All The Ingredients
Pick the primrose flowers but keep them with their long stalks. This will make it easier to hold them while painting. After washing your hands, carefully separate the egg white from the yolk and put this in a little dish. Give it a little whisk with a fork. We like to use Bimini's fresh eggs, but you can also use eggs with the Red Lion brand on them to make sure they're safe. Fill another little dish with caster sugar and get your paintbrush. We're now ready to start!
3. Paint the Flowers with Egg White
Grab your paintbrush and start painting the flowers with the egg white. Make sure you cover the petals completely, making them all wet. Don't forget to paint the underside of the flowers, too!
4. Sprinkle Sugar onto the Flowers
Now the fun part! Using your fingers, sprinkle the caster sugar onto both sides of the flower. Make sure you cover the whole flower with the sugar! I also like to sneakily sprinkle some sugar straight into my mouth when my mum and dad aren't looking!
5. Leave Them to Dry
After sprinkling all of the flowers with sugar, leave them to dry on a chopping board or plate. When they are ready, the flowers should be stiff, sparkly, and crispy. You can now ask an adult to help you cut off the stalks with a pair of scissors. You can use these flowers to decorate cakes and other desserts, or, like I like to do, just eat them as they are!